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by Lucas
12 Apr 2010, 17:41
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Your experience in MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Replies: 8
Views: 10879

Re: Your experience in MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics

Trinity Western University offers the program online (Practicum must be done on-site. Check with them if they can help you set the practicum at any ESL school in the world or if you have to come to Canada).
http://www.twu.ca/academics/graduate/matesol/
by Lucas
08 Apr 2010, 21:11
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Your experience in MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Replies: 8
Views: 10879

Re: Your experience in MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics

TESL Canada Professional Standard 3 is offered as a MA in TESOL/MEd TESL by a few Canadian universities. You can find the universities that offer the MA in TESOL at http://www.tesl.ca/Secondary_Navigation ... ograms.htm
by Lucas
20 Mar 2010, 07:48
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10648

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

Systematic, $3,000 a month in Thailand is over the average in the ESL industry and an exageration for the money earned there. Maybe a DOS or someone working for more than 3 years can earn that much much money there as teachers earn a starting salary of $700-$1,000/month. I even wrote in a thread abo...
by Lucas
17 Mar 2010, 01:54
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL for Asian countries
Replies: 8
Views: 6257

Re: Online TEFL for Asian countries

I'm not just plugging my courses here, but as a highly accredited course provider I know what's good and what's bad. We receive a lot of graduates from bad online schools who upgrade their credentials with us and we see a lot of harm being done by these schools. I wish I could directly state which a...
by Lucas
17 Mar 2010, 01:31
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10648

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

Many of our Canadian teachers stay here because the pay is good and there are a lot of jobs here. The US has a very small ESL industry and there are many schools in the UK but the employment conditions are very bad there so it's natural that you receive more teachers from these countries. You're als...
by Lucas
15 Mar 2010, 16:18
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10648

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

Canada has one of the biggest ESL industries in the world, where thousands of international students come every year, and teachers must be well-qualified to teach here. Anybody who can teach here can do so in the best paying schools in Europe, Australia, Dubai, and Hong Kong as many of our graduates...
by Lucas
15 Mar 2010, 16:05
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL for Asian countries
Replies: 8
Views: 6257

Re: Online TEFL for Asian countries

Canada has one of the biggest ESL industries in the world, where thousands of international students come every year, and teachers must be well-qualified to teach here. Anybody who can teach here can do so in the best paying schools in Europe, Australia, Dubai, and Hong Kong as many of our graduates...
by Lucas
10 Mar 2010, 17:38
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10648

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

If people take the practicum at a TESL Canada center, they have to pay a $300-$500 fee depending on the center. In Canada, most people obtain a job with the 250-hour certificate alone and the DOS or an experienced teacher at the ESL school helps them with the practicum for free so they can receive T...
by Lucas
09 Mar 2010, 11:58
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Online TEFL for Asian countries
Replies: 8
Views: 6257

Re: Online TEFL for Asian countries

Hong Kong requires a CELTA, Trinity, or Equivalent such as TESL Canada. You can earn up to $6,000/month there and a minimum of $3,000.Any certificate is good in China, but you should take a minimum of a 100-hour course to be prepared as a professional ESL teacher. A 100-hour course is the minimum re...
by Lucas
09 Mar 2010, 11:46
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: i to i or Ontesol???
Replies: 2
Views: 4481

Re: i to i or Ontesol

i-to-i doesn't have any experience in delivering advanced courses such as Trinity CertTESOL or TESL Canada. This is the case for most of the other online TEFL courses and this is why online courses have a bad rep. Ontesol's 100-hour course is tailored down from the more advanced courses so trainees ...
by Lucas
09 Mar 2010, 10:51
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Fed Up...TEFL Online
Replies: 17
Views: 10648

Re: Fed Up...TEFL Online

Ontesol's 250-hour online course is better than CELTA and then you can take the 20-hour practicum... CELTA's is only 6 hours. And YES I'm a representative of ONTESOL but I know what's in both courses and you will get more training in both lesson planing and teaching practice, which are the most impo...
by Lucas
07 Mar 2010, 00:14
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Is online certificate accepted in Germany?
Replies: 8
Views: 6049

Re: Is online certificate accepted in Germany?

Yup, it's not so hard for Americans and Canadians to get a work permit in Germany. Here's a useful link for people interested in teaching in Germany with information about teaching there and how the process to get the work permit works. http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0201/tea...
by Lucas
03 Mar 2010, 01:40
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Not being native English..is it an issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 13460

Re: Not being native English..is it an issue?

Yes, that's true. Experienced and well-qualified native teachers are preferred. Non-native speakers have to prove themselves, but they can be very good teachers.
by Lucas
27 Feb 2010, 16:43
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TESL-Canada vs. CELTA
Replies: 7
Views: 7879

Re: TESL-Canada vs. CELTA

Hello,
It's for both. If you take the practicum, you'll be able to apply to TESL Canada accreditation, which is necessary to teach in Canada and is also highly recognized in countries where they require CELTA, Trinity, or equivalent such as the UK, Australia, UAE, and others.
by Lucas
26 Feb 2010, 16:51
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Which Countries accept online cert??
Replies: 1
Views: 2704

Re: Which Countries accept online cert??

In Europe, many schools ask for a CELTA, Trinity, or equivalent. Ontesol's 250-hour online course with practicum is one of the only online courses in the world that is equivalent to Trinity and CELTA. It's recognized by TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 and is an extended version of Coventry House...
by Lucas
25 Feb 2010, 19:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Not being native English..is it an issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 13460

Re: Not being native English..is it an issue?

Hello, More schools are hiring non-native speakers who have the qualifications, experience, and a reduced accent. There is a positive side to being a non-native speaker, and it's that they usually know more grammar than native speakers because they've been studying English for years. Most non-native...
by Lucas
17 Feb 2010, 16:34
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Here's a good one! Tough decision. Thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 7134

Re: Here's a good one! Tough decision. Thoughts?

Hello,
You need a degree to teach in almost every country, including Canada where TESL Canada requires that you have a degree before applying for its certification.
by Lucas
15 Feb 2010, 15:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Non-native English teacher - employment chances in Asia?
Replies: 3
Views: 4778

Re: Non-native English teacher - employment chances in Asia?

Just start applying and see what response you get. If you've been in Canada for 12 years and completed a degree here, then you are almost considered a native speaker. If you acquired a native accent and obtained a Canadian passport, then apply as a native speaker. You have the qualifications so what...
by Lucas
14 Feb 2010, 15:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Job Prospects in Brazil, Peru,???
Replies: 7
Views: 9699

Re: Job Prospects ???

It's fairly easy to get a job in the 3 countries you mention. Brazilians have a good level of English and nationals receive teacher training for free at university so many schools (Especially in the big cities) require that you have an advanced certificate and that you also have some teaching experi...
by Lucas
13 Feb 2010, 15:40
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: Teaching in Portugal (Oxford Seminars legit?)
Replies: 2
Views: 2915

Re: Teaching in Portugal (Oxford Seminars legit?)

$995 is too much for a 60-hour course. You'll be better off with International House in Lisboa because they offer the CELTA, which is highly recognized worldwide.